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The End of Multiple Choice and Testing’s Bold New Era

It’s time to prepare our eulogy for multiple choice, a method of assessment that revolutionized education, enabled the national testing movement, and ultimately drew as many critics as supporters. We must welcome the brave new world of computer adaptive and responsive tests that will be the hallmark of 21st century

ACT Forging Clear Path Towards Dynamic Digital Assessments in All Markets

The ACT is poised to once again change the face of college admissions testing. In the fall of 2017 the ACT is migrating its overseas testing to a computer adaptive format. Once the kinks are worked out overseas, the US market will be next in line for the great digital

An ACT for the 21st century

Just after the College Board announces that the SAT will undergo a major overhaul, John Erickson, president of ACT Inc.’s education division, announced that the ACT is about to go through its own radical transformation. As early as Spring 2015, the test, which has become the nation’s most popular, will

Change Your Mind About Anxiety

The New York Times published a fascinating article on test anxiety in February of this year. In that article, Bronson and Merryman tackle the question of stress, its effects on the brain, and its implications for students. The conclusion of the article was that short-term stress, such as the anxiety

Digital Testing: How Will Accommodations Work?

With the SAT going digital in 2024, many parents of students with learning differences are asking how this will affect their children. As standardized tests continue their decade’s long march towards a digital format, students with disabilities will generally find that accommodations are easier in a digital world. Since 1997,

The MBA Exchange

The MBA Exchange has helped more than 3,300 business school applicants from around the world gain admission to top-tier MBA programs since 1996. With a consulting team of 60 graduates and former admissions officers from schools including Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, Chicago, INSEAD, and London Business School, clients are assured

College Board Cancels March SAT in China, Citing Coronavirus Threat

The March SAT was cancelled in China due to the threat of COVID-19, according to Inside Higher Ed. The College Board made its decision based on health and travel concerns. Not only did the College Board cancel the administration of the test in mainland China (the March SAT was still

Buying Time: ACT abandons aggressive timeline to implement Computer Adaptive Testing

The ACT, Inc. has postponed its plans to migrate all international test takers to a Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) format. The move, initially slated for this fall, will now take place at a later date, likely over a year from now. The announcement of the delay came as something of

Meet Maria - Our New Tutor Operations Manager

Maria is a Textile Engineer from Georgia Tech who started her career working in new product Research and Development with Kimberly-Clark Corporation. After having two children, she taught preschool, then graduated to home schooling her children when they reached elementary school age. As they reached middle school and returned to

ACT Online Testing Goes Nationwide

The ACT, Inc. is taking another (small) step in the shift toward digital testing. Starting in September, states and school districts that have contracted ACT testing will have the option to administer the test in a purely digital format. The ACT, Inc. has released the following dates for states and

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